Logged 29:25 minutes at CAR(10/14), good for the second highest TOI of his career (31:05, 1/14/12 at NYI)
Led the team with five shots on goal vs. BOS (10/18)
Had three hits, two shots and two blocks at ANA (10/22)
Earned his first fighting major of the season at LAK (10/23)
Notched his first point of the season and skated a team-high 29:09 of ice time vs. BOS (10/30)
Had three shots, two hits and five blocked shots at PIT (11/1)
Had a primary assist and blocked four shots in 27:50 of ice time vs. MTL (11/5)
Scored his first goal of the season vs. TOR (11/15)
Had his first two-point night (0+2) of the season vs. SJS (11/18)
Led Sabres defenseman in goals (9) and ranked second in assists (13) and points (22)
Tallied three points (1+2) and was a plus- three vs. SJS (2/28)
Netted two goals vs. CBJ (1/18)
WHL West Second All-Star Team (2009) NHL All-Rookie Team (2010) Calder Memorial Trophy (2010)
Signed as a free agent by Klagenfurt (Austria), October 15, 2012.
The old saying in hockey is 'weather the storm.' I put the notion in their heads that we don't want to weather the storm, we want to push just as hard and matched their work ethic. I thought our guys exceeded that in the first period.
— Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins after their loss to the Nashville Predators on Thursday